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Jessica Alba's The Honest Company shooting for $1.5 billion valuation with IPO

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company shooting for $1.5 billion valuation with IPO

The Los Angeles-based beauty, baby and consumer goods company founded by actress Jessica Alba said on Monday that it is aiming for a valuation of more than $1.5 billion with its upcoming U.S. IPO.
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L’Oréal appoints Asmita Dubey as chief digital officer

L’Oréal appoints Asmita Dubey as chief digital officer

After L’Oréal’s online sales rose by more than 60% in 2020, the French cosmetics giant has appointed Asmita Dubey as chief digital officer.
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New pre-pack administration rules start this week

New pre-pack administration rules start this week

​New rules regarding pre-pack administrations come into force on April 30 as the UK addresses an issue that has angered creditors of failed companies for many years.
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Frasers is latest retailer told to pay rent arrears

Frasers is latest retailer told to pay rent arrears

The financial cost of Covid could jump for many non-essential retailers, given a second High Court ruling over rent arrears. Retail group Frasers has been ordered to pay rents accrued since the start of the pandemic.
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Historic House of Fraser store in London's Victoria to shut next year

Historic House of Fraser store in London's Victoria to shut next year

​One of the oldest department stores in central London will close next summer after trading for 150 years on its site in Victoria. 
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Coty to drive growth with “rejuvenated” brand positioning and prestige push

Coty to drive growth with “rejuvenated” brand positioning and prestige push

The beauty giant unveiled its new growth strategy at an investor event on Friday, revealing plans to reposition brands in its consumer beauty and skincare portfolios, and accelerate growth in prestige, China and digital.
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Sally Beauty makes two appointments to drive omnichannel development

Sally Beauty makes two appointments to drive omnichannel development

The professional beauty supplies seller announced on Friday that it has appointed Brenda Rutenber as group vice president of stores and promoted Maryann Herskowitz to group vice president of merchandising.
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Hammerson names exec to key 'development and repositioning' role

Hammerson names exec to key 'development and repositioning' role

In what’s looking like a key appointment in these times of change, UK commercial property giant Hammerson has appointed a chief development and asset repositioning officer for the UK and Europe.
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Westfield wins case against Fragrance Shop over unpaid rent

Westfield wins case against Fragrance Shop over unpaid rent

​In a worrying development for retailers — but not their landlords — the UK's High Court has backed the joint venture partner of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield against The Fragrance Shop in a dispute over unpaid rent.
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Fashion was key in March, boosted UK retail as shoppers prepared for reopening

Fashion was key in March, boosted UK retail as shoppers prepared for reopening

​UK retail sales proved strong in March as consumers got ready for the end of lockdown by purchasing new clothes, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday. 
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Fenwick gets new chair as digital savvy Simon Calver steps in

Fenwick gets new chair as digital savvy Simon Calver steps in

​Fenwick has a new non-executive chairman. Simon Calver has been appointed to help steer the family-owned UK department store chain through a series of sweeping changes, specifically its e-tail operations.
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Hermès opens third store in London's Harrods

Hermès opens third store in London's Harrods

​Hermès has opened an entirely new space inside London’s Harrods, dedicated exclusively to women’s product. The store celebrates the “depth and richness” of its female-focused collections”.
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World's most valuable apparel brands: Nike, Gucci top again, ASOS and Boohoo are buoyant

World's most valuable apparel brands: Nike, Gucci top again, ASOS and Boohoo are buoyant

Nike has once again claimed the title of the world’s most valuable apparel brand. It’s the seventh year in a row that it has taken top spot in the annual Brand Finance ranking.
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Hermès buoyant in Q1 as Asia, US and online soar

Hermès buoyant in Q1 as Asia, US and online soar

​Hermès had a good first quarter as all of its business lines returned to growth and the company said it saw "a remarkable increase" in ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as watches and other categories. 
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U.S. beauty consumers seek diversity in brand marketing

U.S. beauty consumers seek diversity in brand marketing

According to a study from market research company Mintel, 63% of Americans are inspired by beauty brands that show diversity in advertising, highlighting the growing importance of inclusivity in the cosmetics industry.
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London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

Numbers for the reopening of non-essential retail in England continue to look good. The latest come from the London Designer Outlet (LDO) where sales jumped 148% compared to June 2020’s reopening.
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